He's self-taught on about a hundred rare and exotic stringed, wind and percussion instruments from the cultural traditions of several continents, performing and recording under the Cave Music umbrella.
While honoring tradition, he employs improvisation extensively, hence the sobriquet, "The Improvisator." But his are not ordinary improvisations; while some of them are free-form, others are structured and feel familiar, as if composed.
For many years he has researched the best ways to record music in caves and other special acoustics. A visually embellished Carols In The Caves album recorded on-site in full surround will incorporate dreamlike video imagery evocative of the wine country and pastoral nature.
Other Cave Music projects to come: a recorded performance from years ago in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral; The Improvisator's first recordings (including an early, completely different, Carols In The Caves); a reverberant Sound Spa relaxation series; and other experiments in both wine caves and natural caverns.
---- Artistry in Service to Humanity ----
You are invited to help him with this service project. Information is at the link above.